PROCYONIDAE, Gray, 1825

Don E. Wilson & Russell A. Mittermeier, 2009, Procyonidae, Handbook of the Mammals of the World – Volume 1 Carnivores, Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, pp. 504-530 : 504

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5714404

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6555045

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scientific name

PROCYONIDAE
status

 

Family PROCYONIDAE

(RACCOONS)

• Medium-sized mammals, many species with facial masks and/or long ringed tails.

• 54-144 cm. View Figure

• North, Central, and South America. View Figure

• Found in every forest type within their range; some also use urban areas or arid lands with rocky shelters.

• 6 genera, 12 species, 78 extant taxa.

• 1 species Critically Endangered; none Extinct since 1600.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Procyonidae